Revelation vs Investigation

"He told of a time, more than a millennium ago, when Baghdad reigned as the intellectual center of the world, a history fossilized in the night sky. The names of the constellations are Greek and Roman, Dr. Tyson said, but two-thirds of the stars have Arabic names. The words “algebra” and “algorithm” are Arabic. But sometime around 1100, a dark age descended. Mathematics became seen as the work of the devil, as Dr. Tyson put it. “Revelation replaced investigation,” he said, and the intellectual foundation collapsed." Fascinating article in NYT about scientists trying to grapple with religion. IQRA!

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I have been following this election season for well over the past six months. I cannot believe that anyone with half a brain would want to return the Republican majority back to Congress. I am not an ideologue and choose candidates based on their policies and character. However, this current Congress has proven to be broken and in need of putting down. From Jack Abrahmoff to gift wrapping the Constitution for the Executive branch to blow their noses on, the Republican party has shown that fear and corruption are their raison d’etre. Rolling Stone has a great article “THE LOW…

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Current Affairs

Global Centre for Pluralism

The Aga Khan Development Network is one of the largest private development networks in the world. It focuses on health, education, rural development, institution-building and the promotion of economic development. It is dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities for the poor, without regard to their faith, origin or gender. Last week, His Highness the Aga Khan annouced a funding agreement with the Goverment of Canada to establish a Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa. The Global Centre for Pluralism is a major new international centre for research, education and exchange about the values, practices and policies that underpin pluralist…

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